You gain…


….strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Source: Eleanor Roosevelt
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Inky: “Life is like this”; is what she said when she announced that she had cancer.  She smiled patted my hand and said, “we’ll take this on get through it and it’ll all be okay.”

You know the thing that stuck with me in that moment?  The thing that left the hardest impression?  It wasn’t the ‘C’ word.  Nope.  It was that she patted my hand and smiled.  It was then that I realized a hero happens were you aren’t looking…